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Given the constant movement and uncertainty swirling around the high school basketball landscape, there are a lot of players who are still being overlooked. Take Cary Academy’s group as a prime example. Although their young guys, McCoy Williams and Aidan Rousseau, have plenty of time to gain traction with college coaches, it’s perplexing as to why Wyatt DeGraaf doesn’t have more action entering...read more
The evaluation process for high school basketball players is similar to the majority of sports. The combination of performance, translatable tools/skills, and comparison to others from the same archetype is part of how we make these conclusions. Add in trends and what history has shown us, and it’s pretty basic. If Player A is better than Player B, yet Player B has more offers, then yeah,...read more
This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled out to various different locations for the June Live Period. Between the talent in Advance and Greensboro, there was plenty of buzz about the NCHSAA and NCISAA competition throughout the weekend. Although the public-school event was at capacity for most of the weekend, Greensboro Day School (as expected) hosted an extremely entertaining three-day slate of...read more
Team 6 Coach: Stacey Palmore #6: 6’6 ’24 Antoine Hurns (Word of God) Starting things off, we look at a player who possesses a lot of intrigue and enticing tools, Antoine Hurns. He’s a long, explosive forward prospect who can overwhelm opponents with his physical presence on both ends of the floor. Hurns is a great finisher who can play well above the rim, attack off the bounce, and knock...read more
Another outstanding North Carolina Top 80 event has come and gone, and the talent was fun to watch. Some of the biggest names were all under one building and so many players could be found making this list, but these are a few players from the Class of 2024 that really popped off with their play at the event. 2024 7’1 Harold Lee (Northwood Temple): A new name to really keep an eye on, Lee is one...read more
On Wednesday, Phenom Hoops released our updated rankings for North Carolina’s Class of 2024. There are always a ton of subplots and headlines worthy of attention, including which players have taken the biggest jump (whether ability or recruitment) and who is still being “slept on” according to the masses. It’s always important to remind the general public that rankings have no real significance...read more
You sometimes can’t help but get excited about the future for players, especially when you see the growth of a young but developing big. One player that I happened to stroll by at the Coach Rick’s TOC that grabbed my attention was 2024 6’8 Dirk Wyatt DeGraaf with Garner Road. He is a name that we saw earlier this summer but you can see that this young big man has been working hard in...read more